Doctors need to recognize the signs of human trafficking. Here’s how.
It was 2 a.m. on a typically hectic Friday overnight shift in the emergency department.
A young woman, Kelly, checked into triage, accompanied by her older boyfriend Jim, who explained that Kelly had abdominal pain and some vaginal bleeding. Jim wanted her checked out and maybe some pain medicine to help her rest at home.
Kelly had no identification. She appeared younger than her stated age of 18. I also noticed track marks …